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England Women to play Australia, Canada and New Zealand in June series

England Women will take on Australia, Canada and New Zealand in a three-Test series in June.

The Red Roses will play all three Tests in New Zealand in the International Women's Series, that will act as warm-ups to the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland in August.

England will face New Zealand Women as a curtain-raiser to the British and Irish Lions taking on the Maori All Blacks at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday, June 17.

"We are delighted to be part of the International Women's Series in New Zealand this summer," said England Women head coach Simon Middleton.

"To be the best we have to play the best. Travelling to New Zealand, a fantastic rugby nation, to take on three of the best sides in the world will provide us with the ideal preparation for the World Cup in August."

England will start the tournament by clashing with Australia on Friday, June 9 at Porirua Park in Wellington, before taking on Canada on June 13 at Rugby Park in Christchurch.


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